With the increasingly frenetic pace of modern living, more and more people are seeking respite in nature and using it as a soul-food training ground for various sporting pursuits. With its breathtaking natural assets, the Greater Knysna region takes outdoor sporting enthusiasts to an entirely new level of nirvana.
Trisports, one of the leading sport event management companies in the country, is launching a new Cross Triathlon event that is certain to lure outdoor sports adventure lovers from far and wide. The Lakeside Lodge Cross Triathlon is scheduled to take place on the 17th September 2016 from the exclusive Lakeside Lodge, just 8km from the coastal town of Sedgefield. Lakeside Lodge has a five star rating, the highest award by the TGCSA (Tourism Grading Council of South Africa) and boasts a truly sublime setting.
The route has been cleverly designed to showcase one of the most quintessential natural assets for which the Garden Route is so prized – its lovely lakes! Competitors taking part in this inaugural event will enjoy sweeping views of both the vast Swartvlei Lake (10km in size) and the smaller Rondevlei Lake, along with pretty tracts of indigenous coastal fynbos and forest which rise up from the banks of these liquid realms. Entrants will swim in the Swartvlei Lake, cycle between the lakes along Jeep tracks and gravel roads and run along the popular SANparks Cape Dune Molerat hiking trail.
Date: 17th September 2016
Venue: Lakeside Lodge, Sedgefield
Options: Standard and Sprint Cross Triathlon
Event Format: Individual or Relay Team (Standard only)
8:00 Start of the Sprint Tri
8:00 Start of the Super Sprint Tri
10:00 Start of the Standard Tri
Super Sprint: 200m swim, 5km MTB, 1 km run
Sprint: 500 swim, 13km MTB, 2,1 km run
Standard: 1000 m swim, 26km MTB, 5,5 km run Entry Fees:
Super Sprint: R180
Relay Team: R550
Please note: If you are not registered with TSA you will unfortunately have to pay an extra fee for a day License. A day license for the Super Sprint and Sprint Distance is R30 pp extra and for the Standard is R100 extra and will be collected at Registration by TSA Referees.
(Please note, this event is on SANParks property and R80 of your entry fees below are paid to SANParks for the privilege of using the Swartvlei Lake and Molerat Hiking route)